#SaveFrankCallenBoysAndGirlsClub

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The Frank Callen Boys and Girls Club located on 510 E Charlton St, Savannah, GA 31401 is up for sale and we do not want to lose this "Very Important" piece of Savannah History in the African American Community. This petition is to STOP THE SALE of this 100 year old legacy which has served our community in a manner that no amount of money can replace.

The Frank Callen Boys & Girls Club was originally organized in 1917 as the Savannah Boys Club by the late Frank Callen. In 1922, the Club became a member of the Boys Club of America. During the early years, Mr. Frank Callen worked closely with notable members of the Savannah community to raise funds and awareness of Club activities. In 1954, the Club was renamed the Frank Callen Boys Club in memory of its founder. During this era, the Club became a member of the United Community Service (now the United Way agency).


The Savannah Club was a leader in national efforts to include girls by accepting girls as members in the early fifties. In keeping with the National Boys & Girls Club movement, the Club officially changed its name to the Frank Callen Boys & Girls Club in 1992. The Club has shown tremendous growth over the last 80 years and has been a positive influence in the lives of thousands of boys and girls who have become productive members of their communities.

THIS CLUB NEEDS TO REMAIN IN THE HISTORIC SAVANNAH DOWNTOWN AREA BECAUSE IT IS A HISTORIC LANDMARK!!!!!!! IN THIS COMMUNITY THERE ARE ONLY THREE AFRICAN AMERICAN "HISTORICAL" ENTITIES IN SAVANNAH ASIDE FROM CHURCHES.

To everyone who is against the selling of Frank Callen Boys and Girls Club, we need the community to write letters to the editor of the Savannah Morning News (news@savannahnow.com) expressing your disdain for what the BOARD OF DIRECTORS IS TRYING TO DO!!! Please, please, please post and share!!!

LET'S COME TOGETHER TO SAVE THIS HISTORIC LANDMARK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #SaveFrankCallenBoysAndGirlsClub

 



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